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Weekend A La Carte (April 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include three books that will help you better understand the Bible.

Westminster Books is offering deals on catechisms and resources to help teach them.

How Brainy Women Benefit the Church

“Even today, when my husband tells other people that I’m smarter than he is, I instinctively wince. He means it as a compliment; but I still see it as a social liability—an aspect of my character that, for many people, conflicts with my very womanhood and for some, my ability to be spiritually mature.”

A High School Counselor’s Tips on Parenting Teenagers

“I have had the privilege of spending the last 13 years working as a music teacher and crisis counselor for teens. The following six tips represent a handful of lessons I have learned along the way. If you are the parent of a teenager or pre-teen, I pray that you find this helpful.”

Six Privileges of Living in a Wealthy Country

It is good to be reminded of the amazing privileges we enjoy by living in wealthy countries.

The Battle for France

This is a long but interesting look at the recent history of France and the division within the country.

How Bad Is the Porn Problem? (Video)

This is the start of what looks like a promising little series of videos.

Beware of Broken Wolves

Broken Wolves are “the false teachers who use their own authenticity, pain, and brokenness to attract believers who are also suffering and broken—and then using their ‘brokenness’ to lead the sheep to turn away from God’s Word and embrace sin. They blend into the flock because Christians are not—and should not be—suspicious of broken people.”

A Hill To Die On

This is a thought-provoking take on hills to die on.

Flashback: Don’t Tweet That Sermon

Is it a good idea to tweet during a sermon? I’ll just go ahead and lay my cards on the table and say that I am convinced that it is neither wise nor helpful, either to you or to the people around you. Here are five good reasons.

Family Worship Has Fallen on Hard Times

My gratitude goes to Reformation Heritage Books for sponsoring the blog with “Family Worship Has Fallen on Hard Times.”

If we found on Mars what we find in the womb, there would be no doubt life was discovered.

—Garrett Kell

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.